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Stag Grips

Discussion in 'Gear Talk' started by wcanterbury, Aug 12, 2017.

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  1. wcanterbury

    wcanterbury NRA Life Member, GOA Member Supporting Addict

    Sep 25, 2015
    I have never had a pair of real stag grips. When your hands get sweaty, are they slick or do they have a natural tackiness/roughness to them???
     
  2. Joe C

    Joe C Custom Pistolsmith Sponsor

    Sep 11, 2011
    The ones I have stay pretty tacky due to the texture. But I have a set of giraffe bone grips that are smooth and they get slick as crap when wet. YMMV.
     
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  3. Scaramouche

    Scaramouche Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Sep 15, 2015
  4. wcanterbury

    wcanterbury NRA Life Member, GOA Member Supporting Addict

    Sep 25, 2015
    That was kind of what I was thinking, but I just didn't know. I know that ivory has a natural "grip" to it unless it is highly polished.

    I am signed up for two of Bobby Tyler's .357/9mm Vaqueros. I am doing a few mods with him on these like a power custom Trigger/Hammer conversion. http://powercustom.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=12&products_id=1123

    Nitre blued pins and screws, high polish blue barrel, cylinders and grip frame. I hope that Bobby can give me a frame CCH like this beautiful Blackhawk.
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  5. Joe C

    Joe C Custom Pistolsmith Sponsor

    Sep 11, 2011
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  6. wcanterbury

    wcanterbury NRA Life Member, GOA Member Supporting Addict

    Sep 25, 2015
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    The beautiful Blackhawk that I hope my pistols will look like! Had to import the picture.
     
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  7. rmac

    rmac Active Member Supporting Addict

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    Jan 26, 2016
    20170812_194623.jpg Have several sets of 50+ year old Sambar stag grips that I have had all the bark removed from. Even though they are very smooth they are more grippy than ivory.
     
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  8. wcanterbury

    wcanterbury NRA Life Member, GOA Member Supporting Addict

    Sep 25, 2015
    I will keep this in mind, but these pistols are a custom run through Tyler Gun Works and I want to see what Bobby can do first.
     
  9. LPRoad

    LPRoad Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Mar 16, 2015
    Only antler/horn pistol grips I've used have been elk not sambar. Elk with some bark is quite grippy. 001.JPG
     
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  10. wcanterbury

    wcanterbury NRA Life Member, GOA Member Supporting Addict

    Sep 25, 2015
    THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH! This is the info that is just awesome on this forum!!! :D:D:D

    Besides I live in Elk Country!
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  11. Oldag

    Oldag Well-Known Member

    Aug 27, 2014
    Tyler's stag is good, at least to my taste.
     
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  12. wcanterbury

    wcanterbury NRA Life Member, GOA Member Supporting Addict

    Sep 25, 2015
    Did you buy one of his Vaqueros? You have to show us in a separate thread!
     
  13. wcanterbury

    wcanterbury NRA Life Member, GOA Member Supporting Addict

    Sep 25, 2015
    What special surprise do you have hiding in that holster!!!??? Jerk that smokepole!
     
  14. rmac

    rmac Active Member Supporting Addict

    61
    Jan 26, 2016
    Being as no one has posted any of Patrick's ( Grashorn Gun Works) smooth grips for you I will. Probably have 40+ pair he has done for me. All work excellent thought you need to tell him exactly how you want them otherwise he leaves them a bit thick. From top boned Elk, boned Elk and Rams Horn. The latter is the grippiest. 20170812_233250.jpg
     
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  15. WC145

    WC145 Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    Grashorn does excellent work, I've bad several sets that he has made. I've never noticed any of my bone or horn grips to be slippery, they all have a bit of grippiness to them, even the smooth ones. They do tend to be cut thicker than wood, though.
     
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